Russia summons US ambassador to protest against Biden's criticism of Putin

AP , Monday 21 Mar 2022

Russia has warned that relations with the US are ``on the verge of a breach'' and summoned the US ambassador for an official protest against President Joe Biden's criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

John Sullivan
U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan. AP

A Russian Foreign Ministry statement Monday referred to ``recent unacceptable statements'' by Biden about Putin. Biden referred to Putin last week as a ``war criminal'' in relation to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Foreign Ministry says that at the meeting with US ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan ``it was emphasized that remarks such as these by the American President, which are unworthy of a state figure of such a high rank, put Russian-American relations on the verge of a breach.''

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